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DE – Einteilige Öse / Inventive Step

Posted: March 24th, 2010

Einteilige Öse, German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), Inventive Step, 8 December 2009, Case no. X ZR 65/05

The discovery of a new direction for technical actions shall not be regarded as non-inventive if there is only no impediment to moving from prior art to the subject of this direction. The discovery shall only be regarded as non- inventive if the prior art provides the person skilled in the art access to the proposed direction.

Read the decision (in German) here.

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